The Golden Slipper for the best animated film for children went to the short film Susie in the Garden by Lucie Sunkova.

The award was announced and presented by Jan Vavrys, director of MONET+, a.s. and jury member Arba Hataši to the producer Martin Vandas from MAUR film.

The jury’s motivation: “In this graphically rich film, a moving and poetic story unfolds that tenderly tells and affects young and adult viewers alike. The story is emphasised by the strong use of colour and composition and the challenging technique and style.”

The production company MAUR film follows up on last year’s Zlín festival success. The oil painting also received a special jury award for the feature-length co-production film The Crossing, where Lucie Sunková led a team of Czech animators.